Tim Posgate Hornband
Mainstage at Nathan Phillips Square, today (Thursday, June 30) at noon
You're in for a honkin' good time when Howard Johnson - the tuba player of choice for Miles Davis, Frank Zappa and Charles Mingus - sits in with the Tim Posgate Hornband for a Jazz Fest throwdown. See Celebrity Spins, page 51.
Ray Benson, Jeff Healey
Healey's (178 Bathurst), Thursday (June 30)
With all the jazz fest hoopla, you might've overlooked the notice that Asleep at the Wheel's Ray Benson is swinging by Healey's tonight, joined by the club's string-slinger boss. Count on some western-style jamming.
Edgefest w/Coheed & Cambria, Alexisonfire, Billy Talent, Waking Eyes, Social Code and others
Molson Amphitheatre (909 Lakeshore West), Friday (July 1)
What better way to celebrate Canada Day than sitting and watching a parade of punk, prog and emo bands thrash around at Molson Amphitheatre for Edgefest? Yeah!
Feist, Apostle of Hustle, Taima
Harbourfront Centre (235 Queens Quay West), Friday (July 1) from 2 pm
Looking for a kinder, gentler alternative to the usually raucous Canada Day blasts? Why not head down to Harbourfront, where the delightful Feist is headlining a bill with fellow Juno winners Taima. And it's free.
Roy Thomson Hall (60 Simcoe), Saturday (July 2)
Don't miss the queen of Havana soul, Omara Portuondo, when the Buena Vista Social Club star makes a rare appearance at Roy Thomson Hall to sing the beautiful ballads from her fab Flor De Amor (Nonesuch) disc.
Robert Plant, Soundtrack Of Our Lives
Molson Amphitheatre (909 Lakeshore West), Wednesday (July 6)
Who cares if Robert Plant's Mighty Rearranger album is nothing special? You know he's going to be kicking out the Led Zeppelin jams before the night's over to avoid being upstaged by Soundtrack of Our Lives.